Villa, Hot Tub, Massage – Oh My

St. John has more vacation villas than hotel rooms. In fact, only Caneel Bay resort and a few independent condo owners rent rooms by the night. Almost all visitors to St. John are here for a week [...]

Are You a Hiker, Diver, or Sloth?

One of the interesting things about living on St. John is you get to observe how people vacation – what they do, where they do it, and who they do it with. My theory is that there are 3 [...]

Carnival Days

Carnival Days St. John may be small, but it puffs up during the month of June and explodes on July 4th with the annual Carnival festival. Each of the Caribbean islands has their own form of [...]

Dude Drop

Dude Drop On a recent hike up the Ram’s Head trail on the south shore of St. John’s Virgin Island National Park I came upon something I wasn’t expecting to see. At the very top of the trail, [...]

Surfing St. John

Surfing St. John While St. John may not be known for its surfing, there are a few hidden places around the island where avid surfers can be found riding the waves. Not the safest surfing [...]

St. John Blues Blowout

St. John Blues Blowout In the past, St. John had an annual blues festival organized by a wealthy music-loving resident. When said benefactor left island a few years ago, it looked like he was [...]

Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday Sundays are, without question, the best day of the week on St. John. With more places of worship than restaurants, St. John is a blessed and peaceful place on Sunday mornings. [...]

Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone I know it’s hard to imagine that a tropical vacation in a luxury vacation villa couldn’t get any better, but if you’re on St. John, oh my, let us count the ways. St. John [...]